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Some areas of the body are prone to store fat more than others, and it can sometimes be difficult to reduce stubborn deposits with diet and exercise alone. For many of the patients we see from Walnut Creek liposuction is an excellent way to achieve a nicely contoured physique, allowing them to look and feel more attractive.

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Liposuction at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery

At Tri Valley Plastic Surgery, elite plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Williams offers exceptional liposuction results to patients in Walnut Creek. Specializing in a variety of liposuction techniques and technologies, he offers comprehensive body sculpting services to those looking to enhance their figures.

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that reshapes the bodily contours by reducing superficial fat pockets. The process generally starts with breaking down the fat cells and then suctioning out the fat with the assistance of a suction cannula. The procedure targets fat in specific areas that are resistant to conventional diet and exercise efforts, allowing patients to sculpt their bodies with extreme precision. The procedure can also accompany fat grafting, adding curves where you want them and reducing fat bulges in others.

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Liposuction Tools and Techniques

Tri Valley Plastic Surgery offers a range of liposuction fat removal options to suit every body type. Your surgeon will make a clinical recommendation after learning about your areas of concern and goals.

Lipo 360

Lipo 360 is a comprehensive approach to surgical fat reduction. The procedure usually entails sculpting the entire midsection, including the abdomen, hips, flanks, and back. After undergoing Liposuction Walnut Creek patients may lose as much as two to four inches around the waistline with Lipo 360.

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a wetting solution that contains lidocaine (a pain relief agent) and epinephrine (also called adrenaline). Together, these constituents help to isolate the fat cells for a more predictable result with less discomfort and aching post-procedure.

VASER Liposuction

VASER Liposuction is a newer type of liposuction that applies acoustic energy to break apart the fat cells so they can be easily removed. It is considerably gentler on the body and often results in less bruising and bleeding compared to breaking the adipose tissue apart with manual force alone.

Complementary Procedures

Liposuction is popular as a standalone option, but it can also further the results of other body contouring surgeries such as tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), arm lifts (brachioplasty), and cosmetic breastwork. It is also one of the most requested add-ons during mommy makeover surgery, a procedure that restores a woman’s postpartum body so it looks more like it did before she got pregnant.

Key Benefits of Liposuction

This procedure offers more targeted fat removal than alternatives such as diet and exercise. Calorie counting and spending time in the gym often are not enough to overcome a genetic predisposition to store excess fat in certain body parts. While the procedure cannot replace a healthy lifestyle, it is an excellent tool for individuals that want to put the finishing touches on their body after nearing their ideal weight. With Dr. Williams, Walnut Creek liposuction patients can achieve improved body contours and increased confidence, enabling them to comfortably wear more clothing and swimwear styles.

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Body Areas Treated with Liposuction

One of the main advantages of liposuction is that it can streamline virtually all areas of the body, including the:

  • Upper arms
  • Chin and neck
  • Back and bra line
  • Chest and lateral bra rolls
  • Abdomen, hips, and flanks
  • Buttocks and saddlebag area
  • Thighs, knees, calves, and ankles

In addition to its versatility as a body contouring procedure, liposuction also serves a functional purpose in that it can address medical conditions such as lipomas, lymphedema, and gynecomastia.

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Who is an ideal candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is for patients aged 18 and older unless your surgeon recommends it to address a medical condition such as a lipoma. Ideally, candidates should have excellent skin elasticity, otherwise there could be some sagging after the fat volume is removed. You will need to be in good overall health to be considered for the procedure, refrain from smoking, and not be pregnant or breastfeeding. Finally, liposuction is not a weight-loss tool and cannot treat obesity. Therefore, prospective candidates should be within 10 to 30 pounds of their ideal body weight.

Consultation and Preparation

The consultation is the most important part of the process. When you come in to speak to Dr. Williams, he will listen thoroughly to understand your aesthetic concerns, review your medical history, and determine if this procedure is appropriate. If you are a good candidate, he will curate a personalized surgical plan and let you know what type of liposuction he recommends. You will receive a price quote and a consent form that you will need to read and sign before moving forward. Preparing for the procedure may require you to adjust medications, dietary supplements, and lifestyle habits. Please follow all pre-operative instructions carefully and reach out to your surgeon if you have any questions.

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Your Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that usually takes less than an hour or two. The operation may require either general anesthesia or local anesthetic with light sedation. Dr. Williams will make one or more tiny incisions through which he will insert the cannula. After breaking apart the fat, he will use the cannula to draw out the fat, which is then discarded or repurposed for fat transfer, a procedure that adds volume to desirable areas such as the breasts or face. The incisions are closed with absorbable sutures that do not need to be removed.

What to Expect from Tri Valley Plastic Surgery

Liposuction Procedure

Length of Surgery: 1-2 Hours Per Area
Inpatient / Outpatient: Outpatient
Anesthesia: Local Anesthesia, Sedation | General Anesthesia
Duration of Results over time: Long-lasting; Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging may affect results 

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Recovery, Aftercare, and Results

Dr. Williams will closely monitor you to ensure that everything is healing properly. You may experience soreness, bruising, pronounced swelling, and numbness or burning in the treated areas. Over the next two to five weeks, these side effects should taper off, revealing a preview of your results. Residual swelling may persist for up to six months before you see your final outcome.

Downtime After Liposuction

Most Walnut Creek Liposuction patients feel well enough to return to light job duties within three to ten days. Small areas such as the jowls or chin may only require a day or two off of work. Do not overexert yourself as this can delay healing. Depending on the extent of your liposuction, Dr. Williams may clear you for exercise within two to six weeks. To hasten your recovery, avoid smoking, limit physical exertion, and follow all aftercare instructions carefully. Resting, staying hydrated, avoiding salty foods, and eating small meals throughout the day can go a long way to making your recovery an uneventful one.

Tips for Maintaining Your Liposuction Results

  • Limit calorie intake, but do not skip meals
  • Incorporate regular exercise into your routine
  • Eat a balanced diet plentiful in protein and healthy carbohydrates
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Why Tri Valley Plastic Surgery?

There are many types of liposuction and different techniques a surgeon may use. Achieving natural-looking liposuction results starts with being selective when choosing your liposuction surgeon. As a highly regarded plastic surgeon serving Walnut Creek, the award-winning surgical team at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery has the expertise and technical finesse to deliver refined cosmetic outcomes. Dr. Steven Williams is the President of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and is board-certified. He offers world-class care, safety, and stunning results to patients striving to look their best.

Schedule Your Walnut Creek Liposuction Consultation at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Today

When conventional fat-burning methods like diet and exercise have failed to smooth stubborn bulges, call Tri Valley Plastic Surgery to learn about your liposuction options. Their state-of-the-art office is just 20 minutes from Walnut Creek. Reach out online or call (925) 701-9309 today.

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Liposuction FAQs

Will Liposuction help me lose weight?

What is the downtime after Liposuction?

How fast will I see my Liposuction results?

Can I have Liposuction without General Anesthesia?

Can the fat come back after Liposuction?

How much does Liposuction cost?

Will Liposuction help me lose weight?

Liposuction focuses on contouring the body. While you may lose a few inches or pounds, it is not designed for weight loss and will do nothing to reduce visceral fat. Substantially overweight patients may not be good candidates for safety reasons.

What is the downtime after Liposuction?

Liposuction recovery times can vary. In general, most patients can return to work and light activities within three to ten days and get back to the gym within two to six weeks.

How fast will I see my Liposuction results?

While you should notice early improvements over the first six weeks, it usually takes three to six months for the final results to take shape.

Can I have Liposuction without General Anesthesia?

If your procedure is minor, your Tri Valley surgeon can likely offer you sedation combined with a local anesthetic. General anesthesia may be necessary for comprehensive liposuction and liposuction performed alongside other surgical procedures.

Can the fat come back after Liposuction?

This procedure will not stop you from gaining weight, but the fat cells removed will not return. It is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and nutritious eating, to prolong your results.

How much does Liposuction cost?

The cost of liposuction varies based on several factors. Your surgeon’s expertise, the technique used, and how much fat is removed can all factor into pricing. Liposuction performed with general anesthesia tends to be more costly than liposuction under sedation or local anesthetic. Financing through CareCredit® is available.

We are leaders in breast enhancement, body sculpting, and facial cosmetic surgery, serving the entire San Francisco Bay area. Whether you live in the Bay Area or are coming in from out of town, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have on your path to your new self. Schedule an intro call with us today to take the first step towards realizing the look you’ve always wanted for yourself.

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